A Weekend Program at Pilgrim Park
Sept 6-8, 2013
with Retreat Leader Belden Lane
Over 40 men participated in the Fall M.A.L.E.s Journey of the Soul weekend and connected with the deep spirit of nature and mother earth. This enriching experience included wilderness wandering, ritual activity, exercises in meditation, small group work, and storytelling.
Belden also encouraged men to pack light, be mindful, and enjoy the folley of things and not take life so seriously. Pilgrim Park as a retreat center is sacred space for M.A.L.E.s programs and the weekend was a great chance to appreciate the spiritual power of nature to heal us and let us connect to the divine. The weekend ended with an outdoor liturgy and a prayer for Mother Earth. The prayer included blessings to persons from all backgrounds and for the men on retreat to share the new teachings with other men they know.